Sparkling ball marks 30 years for hospice
A HOSPICE celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a charity ball, which raised a sparkling £30,000.
Almost 200 people donned their finest to attend Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s recent Night of a Thousand Stars Gala Ball at The Grove in Chadler’s Cross.
The ball was held as a celebration of the hospice providing 30 years of care in Bucks and Herts.
Supporters were greeted at a champagne reception with live music from trio Jazz Confidential.
After taking their seats in the ballroom and hearing about the care the charity provides for patients with life-limiting illness and the support offered to their families, guests enjoyed a three course meal before lively bidding began on the main auction items.
Lots included a bespoke piece of diamond jewellery donated by Galio jewellers, luxury holidays and an original oil painting donated by Gallery Rouge.
Director of fundraising and marketing Gillian Barnett said: “We are delighted to have achieved the milestone of providing 30 years of care for local patients and families and it was fantastic to celebrate it by raising such a significant amount to fund more care.”
More than 14,000 patients have been cared for by the hospice which was set-up 30 years ago by Margaret Seal, Daphne Vessey, Mary Robinson, Maureen Bryant and Thelma Steer.”
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS: